Faskally panorama 2

Faskally panorama 2

This is the last photo that I’m going to post from our walk around Loch Faskally.

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It’s another panorama taken with my iPhone. No tricks, no fancy processing – just working with perfect conditions.

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Straying from the path #2

Straying from the path #2

Having made an effort to get yesterday’s shot, I thought I should do something with it in post-processing.

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This is a moderate variation of popping a colour through. After converting to B&W, I used a layer mask to pull through the autumnal colours within the ‘frame’ of the bridge and its reflection.

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Straying from the path #1

Straying from the path #1

The natural route of our walk around Loch Faskally would have taken us over the footbridge. But, I had a hunch that this shot was available, if I deviated from the path. Deviation has never been a problem for me, so I scrambled down a wee bank to the shore of the loch to see what was on offer.

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I’m very glad that I didn’t just stroll across the bridge. Sometimes you need to use your feet to get the photo.

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Mirrors and rings

Mirrors and rings

I really like the colour version of this shot. (You’ll find it on Flickr). But I think the B&W conversion has a different atmosphere. It seems to create a ‘shadowy-ness’ in the reflections and highlights the rings created by water dropping from the branches.

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It also provides a wee break from the rich autumn colours (but not for long!)

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In the frame

In the frame

Yes, there are even more photos of Loch Faskally… I did warn you.

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In this image, I wanted to use the branches in the foreground as a kind of frame for the shot. The raindrops were an unintentional bonus. If you click through to a see a larger version, they look (a wee bit) like fairy lights.

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Dead tree #2

Dead tree #2

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One of the reasons for taking this shot was that I thought it might work in black and white, given the blackness of the dead tree

I’ve added an orange filter to the black and white conversion to give a degree of warmth. I certainly prefer this version to yesterday’s coloured version.

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Dead tree #1

Dead tree #1

It’s fair to say that this photo has divided opinion in our house.

‘Why have you included a dead tree, when the scenery is so beautiful?’

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I think it adds contrast and interest. I could stretch the point to say that the autumn colour is about dying too. But in reality, I just like the contrast.

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